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Funding Opportunities

Support to Faculty and Graduate Student Researchers:

One avenue is a series of small grants to faculty and graduate students.  Faculty may apply to the Faculty Seed Fund.  This fund is designed to help Faculty begin an investigation that will lead to a funding application from another source such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  Globalization MA students have their own Research Support Fund which provides money to assist in research associated with their Major Research Project.  Both PhD and MA students are eligible for a Globalization Essay Prize which recognizes outstanding research on a globalization related theme.

Faculty Seed Grants

Support for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Investigations:  Value: $2,000

Each year, the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition invites applications for seed grants to support research on topics related to globalization and the human condition. The purpose of these grants is to spur and support the initial steps in carrying out globalization research.

In 2015, priority consideration will be given to proposals for interdisciplinary collaborative investigations that will lead to eventual external support of the research. A single award valued at $2,000 is being offered. The program will not support conference costs, secretarial services, or equipment purchases.

Contractually limited appointments, postdoctoral scholars, and regular faculty members are all invited to submit applications. Among regular faculty members, priority will be given to members of the Institute.

Applications are due by no later than Friday, April 29, 2016. To apply, please complete the following application form and submit it to the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, KTH 220 or globalhc@mcmaster.ca (Attn: 2015 IGHC Faculty Seed Grant Competition).

 

Download the application form

Past Recipients:

2014-15 Recipient

Juanita De Barros (Department of History)
Caribbean Connections: Migration to Great Britain in the Twentieth Century

2013-14 Recipient

Kee Yong (Department of Anthroplogy)
The Socio-cultural Legacies of Admiral Zheng He Maritime Silk Route

Graduate Student Essay Prizes:

The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition awards annually Essay Prizes for outstanding research and writing in the area of globalization and the human condition by McMaster students. Separate awards will be given out to the best MA level and PhD level essays. The value of each award is $250.

Adjudication will be based on the pertinence of the discussion and analysis for understanding the relationships between globalization and the human condition broadly defined, the originality of the thinking and of the argument presented, the organization of the paper, and the quality and effectiveness of the writing style. Based on the evaluation of the selection panel, winning essays may also be recommended for submission for publication in the Institute's Working Paper Series.

Nominations for papers should come from the professor offering the relevant course or supervising the student and should include a brief argument about why the essay merits the award. Nominations for awards are due Friday, May 13, 2016. Please submit nominations to globalhc@mcmaster.ca with the subject line: Nominations for IGHC Student Essay Prizes or to the following mail address:

IGHC Essay Prizes
Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition
KTH 220
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M4

Submit a nomination for an award

Past Recipients:

2015-16 Recipient (MA Level)

Fiona Del Rio (MA in Anthropology)
Is "Just Sustainability" just Sustainability?: or, The Appropriation of Climate Justice by the Mainstream Climate Change Movement

2014-15 Recipient (MA Level)

Kevin Barnhorst (MA in Work and Society)
Sovereignty and Insolvency: Argentina’s Odious Debt